SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS: It’s not too early to start thinking about those initial college visits. In fact, the sooner you start, the more relaxed and enjoyable it will be. The spring of junior year is good. The spring or summer of sophomore year is better.
But which colleges should you look at? It pays to do some pondering, as well as some research before hitting the road for the classic college tour. There are thousands of schools out there—dozens of which might be good fits for you. No matter how early you start, you’ll never have time to see them all.
To save yourself and your family time, energy and money, I suggest you focus on colleges you have reason to believe may suit your needs. Here are seven key questions to consider before you start mapping those trips.